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City Investing $1 Billion In 24 Affordable Housing Developments

The projects include a developer who wants to adaptively reuse a former Chicago Public School building for re-entry housing and a project that is the city's first development in partnership with and for Indigenous people.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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A Historic Bronzeville Church And A South Loop House Museum In Line For Critical Upgrades Thanks To City Grant

Six-figure grants for Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and the Glessner House in the Adopt-A-Landmark program will allow the buildings to get necessary roof repairs.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘Holiday Miracle’ Complete After Baby’s Lost Christkindlmarket Ornaments Find Their Way Home Thanks To A Good Neighbor

Kelly Bee returned the ornaments to Stephani Ramijanc on Thursday morning. "A little holiday miracle," she said.

Downtown

Navy Pier Will Ring In The New Year With Dancing, Drinks And More

Navy Pier's "New Year On The Pier" party will take place at the pier's historic Aon Grand Ballroom and begins at 8 p.m. New Year's Eve.

Downtown

Chicago’s Christmas Ship Returning To Navy Pier For Its Annual Tree Delivery

On Saturday, volunteers will unload more than 1,200 Christmas trees from the Mackinaw to be delivered to families across the city.

Downtown

A Woman Who Found Christkindlmarket Ornaments Downtown Is Hoping To Return Them To Their Owner For A ‘Holiday Miracle’

Kelly Bee found five glittery ornaments a few blocks away from Christkindlmarket. She hopes she can get them back to their owner.

Downtown

Shop Local 2021: A Bronzeville, South Loop And Washington Park Holiday Gift Guide

From perfect selfie backgrounds to children's book and yoga classes, the South Loop and Bronzeville have your holiday needs covered.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Shop Local 2021: A Downtown, Near North Side And West Loop Holiday Gift Guide

Asrai Garden has floral arrangements for the flower lover in your life — or you can sign someone up for monthly cupcakes from Sugargoat.

Downtown

Navy Pier Opening ‘Light Up The Lake,’ Indoor Lights Experience For The Holidays

The experience will have more than 600,000 lights, a pub, ice rink and more. It runs Friday through Jan. 2.

Downtown

Over 1,000 Protest Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict In Downtown Chicago: We Won’t Give In ‘To The Racism And Fear’

Marching through the streets, Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the case to be taken up at a federal level. "Rittenhouse is not yet through," he said.

Downtown

Here’s What Chicago’s Casino Could Look Like

The five casinos are proposed at the Tribune Publishing site, the old Michael Reese site, near McCormick Place, near Solider Field and at The 78 megadevelopment.

Citywide

Randolph Street Market Returning After 2-Year Hiatus For Holiday Market Weekends In December

The Randolph Street Market will run the first three weekends of December with more than 75 vendors selling a mix of vintage and modern goods, antiques and holiday treats.

Downtown

Not Your Average Christmas Carol: These Dance Carolers Will Bring Holiday Cheer To Your House

Choreographer Mariah Eastman launched the group during the pandemic last winter, when many people were unable to gather for the holidays. The idea was to knock on people's doors and propose a holiday dance instead of singing a carol.

Albany Park

Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade Is Back This Year. Here’s How You Can Watch

The beloved parade is making its return with hundreds of performers, mascot Teddy Turkey and an appearance from Santa Claus.

Downtown

Magnificent Mile’s Lights Festival Returning Saturday For Largest Nighttime Parade In US

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event, which sees the Mag Mile lit up with 1 million holiday lights.

Downtown

Dogs Allowed In Pup-Friendly Chicago Bars After City Council Approves New Rules

Bar owners have complained the city tickets them because they allow dogs on the same premises as cocktail garnishes like lemons and limes. The new rules eliminate this issue for bars that choose to allow pups.

Downtown

Parlor Pizza Sat Customers Of Color In ‘Rejection Section,’ Overworked Staff Without Pay, Former Employees Allege

Parlor has strongly denied the allegations. "We will not accept even the slightest insinuation that we would have such a racist policy," a representative said in a statement.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Toy Drive In Honor Of Slain Chicago 9-Year-Old Janari Ricks Returns To Help Even More Kids This Year

Janari Ricks, killed outside his Near North Side home last year, always gave to his friends for the holidays. Now, his mother is honoring his giving nature with a toy drive for local kids.

Near North Side, River North

Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon, Christkindlmarket Return Next Weekend As Holiday Season Kicks Off Downtown

Here's everything you need to know about holiday events happening Downtown this month, including the Mag Mile Lights Fest and Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Downtown

Sauced Night Market Is Coming Back, Showcasing Jewelry, Hot Sauce And More From Local Vendors

The Fall Night Market will take place Nov. 19 at House of Vans. The Night Market Before Christmas will be held Dec. 9-10 at the Chicago Athletic Association.

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